Thursday, May 27, 2010

Let's talk about color

Over the past two weeks we have had a lot of customers ask us how we come up with color.  The simplified answer is that it is all around us. 

Find you favorite photograph/painting; sit in your favorite part of the garden; pull your favorite shirt out of the closet.  Take a long, close look at the colors.  Now, look at the proportion of colors.  For instance, right now I love my garden.  There are several shades of green and just a riot of different purples... This was the inspiration for our Fantasy Flower Cuff!

If you need more help, we are always here for you.  Also consider the Beaders Color Pallet by Margie Deeb.  It has really opened my eyes to how I look at things.  Plus, on the right side of our blog we have a random color selector.  If you do not like what popped up, the click on "another" and find one that speaks to you.

Happy Beading!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Easier access to information:

To help stream line some of our information on the blog, some important changes have been made...
  • Notice the word "tabs" near the top. These will help you find important information faster. Such as class lists, contact info and more.
  • You can also now search the blog for key words by using the search box in the top right corner.

Need an idea on how to use the new Swarovski crystals?

Check out this ring that Jenn made!

This will be a class during the fall.  If you cannot wait until then, check out Laura McCabe's book on how to capture Rivolis.  The concept is the same.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

We knew it was coming, but it finally happened... the intersection of Whittaker and Stony Creek is now closed (for 5 weeks). So, to get from us, come in from the North. Stay in the right lane until you pass all of the construction signs. Make sure to use the main entrance as the last one is closed. See you soon!